Title: Cole, John T.

Source text: Surgeon General Joseph K. Barnes, United States Army, The Medical and Surgical History of the War of the Rebellion. (1861–65.), Part 1, Volume 2 (Washington, D.C.: Government Printing Office, 1870), 327.

Keywords:wounds and injuries of the facegunshot wounds of the facegunshot wounds of the orbital regiongunshot wounds of the eyedisability pension

Civil War Washington ID: med.d1e17418

TEI/XML: med.d1e17418.xml

CASE.—Private John T. Cole, Co. A, 10th Vermont Volunteers, aged 24 years, was wounded at Petersburg, April 2d, 1865, by a conoidal ball, which entered just above the left zygoma, passed through the orbit, and emerged through the outer and upper portion of the right orbital structure, destroying both eyes. He was, on the following day, admitted to the depot field hospital at City Point; on April 7th, sent to theLincoln Hospital, Washington, and, on May 26th, transferred to the Sloan Hospital, Montpelier, Vermont. At this time the wound of entrance had healed and the general health of the patient was good, but lying on the left side would cause headache; the sense of smell was entirely destroyed. Cold water dressings were applied; during the treatment, small pieces of bone were taken from the wound of entrance. Otherwise the case progressed well, and, on June 12th, 1865, Cole was discharged from service and pensioned at $25 per month